"Hope for Haiti" music telethon - Friday, Jan. 22, 2010

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"Hope for Haiti" music telethon - Friday, Jan. 22, 2010

Postby KarenZ » Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:21 pm

Folks,

George Clooney is organizing the "Hope for Haiti" telethon.
Sting and Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys and Bono. They’re all lining up for the "Hope for Haiti" earthquake-relief telethon, which will blanket television Friday night.

The full lineup had not been announced at press time, but George Clooney, who will co-host the event from Los Angeles with Wyclef Jean (in New York) and Anderson Cooper (in Haiti), revealed those names to the Associated Press at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. The 8 p.m. show will be telecast on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, HBO, MTV, BET and other networks, and raise money for the Red Cross, UNICEF, Oxfam America, Partners in Health and Jean’s Yele Haiti Foundation.

The telethon will also be broadcast in the UK on MTV UK.

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Re: "Hope for Haiti" music telethon - Friday, Jan. 22, 2010

Postby bonuela » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:27 pm

for those in boston, the adam ezra group has turned their upcoming cd release show into a fundraiser for partners in health.
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Re: "Hope for Haiti" music telethon - Friday, Jan. 22, 2010

Postby KarenZ » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:01 am

Folks,

Here's an update regarding musical performances on tonight's 2-hour telethon:

The musical performances will include ones by pop legend Madonna (in New York) and Haitian artist Emeline Michel (in Los Angeles) as well as Wyclef Jean, Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Shakira and Sting in New York. In L.A., Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder and Taylor Swift will take the stage, plus there will be a group performance by Keith Urban, Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow. London will feature Beyoncé, Coldplay and a collaboration between Bono, The Edge, Jay-Z and Rihanna.


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Re: "Hope for Haiti" music telethon - Friday, Jan. 22, 2010

Postby KarenZ » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:33 pm

Did any of you get to watch the telethon? Wow...it included some amazing musical performances in addition to stories and pictures of courage, compassion, selflessness and endurance. The community of musicians, actors and other celebrities coming together (so quickly) for such a cause is what makes America great....and seems to be the antithesis of American politics which seems to be more and more divisive.

Especially loved the duet of Dave Mathews and Neil Young doing Hank Williams' "Alone and Forsaken". Wow. And Justin Timberlake actually did a really nice job on Leonard Cohen's "Halleluja".

All the performances are available for download on iTunes.

Here's a blog from Rollingstone that gives a blow by blow report:

Hope for Haiti

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